H3N8 Influenza

H3N8 CANINE INFLUENZA

Canine influenza, often referred to as “Dog Flu” is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a specific Type A influenza virus. H3N8 is transmitted from dog to dog through direct contact, or through uninfected dogs coming in contact with contaminated objects or clothing that has been in the presence of infected dogs. Symptoms of H3N8 include coughing, runny nose, and fever, and in very rare cases, death. There is currently no evidence that this disease can be passed to cats or humans.

Prevention

H3N8 Canine Influenza Vaccine

Protection against:

  • Canine Influenza

Minimum Age:

8 weeks

Recommended protocol:

Two doses are required 3-4 weeks apart, and can begin as early as 8 weeks of age. An annual booster vaccination may be given for life, or as recommended by your veterinarian.

Recommended Lifestyle:

This disease is most common in densely populated canine communities and amongst dogs that are constantly in public places. Speak with a veterinary professional before deciding if this vaccine is appropriate for your dog.

 

From: VIP Petcare

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